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Monday November 20th, 2017
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Monday November 20th, 2017

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Joseph J. Keszkowski, Jr.

Joseph J. Keszkowski, Jr., age 57, 202 N. Fourth Street, Catawissa, died unexpectedly at his home at 10:15 a. m. Friday, November 17, 2017. He had health problems since 2015.

Born in Bloomsburg on July 6, 1960, he was a son of Rose Marie (Shepenas) Keszkowski, with whom he resided and the late Joseph J. Keszkowski.

Joe was a 1978 graduate of Southern Area High School and also attended and graduated from the Apprentice School in Newport News, Virginia. He was employed by the Newport News Ship Building Corp. from 1980 until 2005 when he retired.

He was a member of St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg.

Joe was an avid sports fan, especially the Philadelphia “Phillies” and earlier in his life he played softball for several local leagues.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Rose (Mrock) Shepenas and  his paternal grandparents, Stanley and Mary Ann Keszkowski.

Joe is survived by his mother, a sister Anita Marie, wife of Jay Steely, Catawissa; a niece, Sarah Steely, Charlottesville, Virginia; a nephew, Andrew Steely, Catawissa; and a niece Emma Steely, Catawissa.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 a. m. in St. Columba Catholic Church, 342 Iron Street, Bloomsburg by Monsignor Robert E. Lawrence. Interment will follow in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy.

Viewing from 9 - 10 a. m. Monday at the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation service, 325 Market Street, Bloomsburg.


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Anita, I'm so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. I remember you fondly speaking of him when we were in High School. I pray for your comfort at your loss of Joseph.
May God bless you and your family.

Gary, Christina and Sarah Wohlforth Dec 8 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Keszkowski, Jr.

Matthew Swinehart Nov 20 2017 12:00 AM

Anita and family,
We were sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories bring you peace at this difficult time. We pray your brother rests easy in the gentle arms of our Lord. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
The Brassard Family

Rich & Teresa Brassard & family Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

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We were so sorry to learn of Joe's passing - he was a good friend when we were both beginning our careers at the shipyard and always someone who could be counted on. He was a thoughtful, sensitive and considerate person and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to his mother, sister and family during this difficult time.
Jeff Burkett

Jeff & Nancy Burkett Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

Rose, Anita and family,
My heart is breaking for you tonight. Actually, my heart is just broken. Joe was a really good friend. He helped me and my brother get through some of our darkest days. He was good, and kind, and thoughtful. He was generous to a fault, and hilariously funny. He was loving and fiercely loyal. If joe was your friend..well, that really meant something, and I am proud to have called him my friend. Rose, you raised an honorable man. Am praying that your memories give you comfort tonight, and all the nights to follow. Hugs sent from Atlanta.

Robin shultz swetman Nov 18 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Keszkowski, Jr.

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